By Grant D. Jones
Anthropology and historical past in Yucatán is a set of ten essays that provide new proof and interpretations of the survival and version of lowland Maya tradition from its earliest touch with the Spanish to the Nineteen Seventies. those case reviews replicate a becoming curiosity within the use of ancient ways within the improvement of types of cultural swap that might combine archaeological, ancient, and ethnographic data.
The portrait of the Maya rising from this assortment is that of a remarkably very important those who have skillfully resisted overall incorporation with their friends and who proceed even at the present time to stress their cultural independence and ancient distinctiveness. In his creation, supply D. Jones synthesizes earlier reviews of the anthropological heritage of Yucatán and summarizes the theoretical matters underlying the quantity. part I, which specializes in continuity and alter within the obstacles of Maya ethnicity in Yucatán, comprises contributions via the overdue Sir Eric Thompson, France V. Scholes, and O. Nigel Bolland. part II offers comparative local views of Maya diversifications to exterior forces of swap and includes essays by means of D. E. Dumond, furnish D. Jones, James W. Ryder, and Anne C. Collins. within the remaining part, 3 articles, via Victoria Reifler Bricker, Allan F. Burns, and Irwin Press, deal with Maya thoughts in their personal history.
Throughout the publication, the authors display that types way more advanced than Robert Redfield’s folk-urban continuum has to be built to account for the nice local adaptations in responses through the Maya to the pressures of monetary, cultural, and political keep an eye on as exerted through Spanish, Mexican, Guatemalan, and British professionals over the last 4 centuries. The essays exhibit a number of methodological techniques that may be of curiosity to historians, ethnohistorians, ethnologists, archaeologists, and people who have a normal curiosity within the survival of Maya culture.
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